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Originally Posted by katrina View Post
what are your favorite blogs?
i really enjoy them but the quality ones that people update fairly regularly seem to be hard to come by.

my current fave is: The Thrifty Decorating Blog

i also like to read alyssa's since i used to live in center city and have frequented lots of those places smile159.gif
Katrina - you are so cute!! i read that and was like oh wait = that's me! LOL!!!! hahaha

any tips for what i should blog about next? i am stuck in a rut

i really like these blogs...
The Shape of a Mother

and also see this thread - i love these!

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ooh good blogs!!


alyssa, i really like the shape of a woman- very interesting, but i admit some of the pics freak me out a little bit..stfu.gif and thanks for the bdw link- i was honeymoonin' when you posted that


jessica, project nursery makes me want a nursery too haha some of them are soo chic- much nicer than my own bedroom


when it comes to celebrity gossip, i can't go anywhere other than Celebrity gossip juicy celebrity rumors Hollywood gossip blog from Perez Hilton


also, i subscribe to real simple and i remembered an article they wrote called best blogs. i was able to find it on the website.. there are a ton of really good ones i've just discovered, so here it is-




The Best Home Blogs


Hostess with the Mostess - Fabulous Finds for Contemporary Entertaining

The skinny on tableware, invitations, and more cool, contemporary entertaining paraphernalia from a San Diego–based blogger who just loves a party.


Apartment Therapy

Just bursting with decorating ideas and resources for homes and budgets of all sizes. Submit photos of a space that needs help and readers and editors will offer suggestions.


You Grow Girlâ„¢ - Gardening for the People

A laid-back, eco-friendly, and unintimidating approach to gardening. Even if you donâ€t have a yard, you may find the ideas for containers and window boxes alluring.


Charles and Hudson | Home Improvement, Remodeling, and Renovation Ideas and Sources

Whether youâ€re doing home renovations yourself or hiring professionals, knowledge is power. This frequently updated blog offers easy-to-follow posts on remodeling, repairs, maintenance, and on-the-job safety.

The Best Organizing and Personal Productivity Blogs


Unclutterer Daily tips on how to organize your home and office.

Three writers obsessed with organizing and paring down search for savvy strategies and products to win the battle against too much stuff. The Workspace of the Week feature, where readers share their home-office solutions, is inspiring.


Zen Habits | Simple Productivity

A self-proclaimed “regular guy†who quit smoking, lost weight, and doubled his income aims to help others make good habits stick. Look here for daily self-improvement tips — “31 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise,†“Eight Essential Tips to Overcoming Shyness†— in a soothing design.


Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done

If you find living in the digital age a bit overwhelming — the e-mail! the iPod! — Lifehackerâ€s “tips and downloads for getting things done†show how technology can actually make life simpler.

The Best Food Blogs


Chiquita Wii Fit Contest Winner > Start Cooking

A former home-economics teacher covers the culinary ABCâ€s with illustrated, step-by-step recipes and videos, each rated by its degree of simplicity. Printable recipe cards are a nice touch.


smitten kitchen

An enthusiastic kitchen amateur chronicles her adventures, offering a mix of easy recipes, smart and witty commentary, and beautiful photos.


The Ethicurean: Chew the right thing.

Fourteen food-loving bloggers post on the people, the politics, and the policies behind what you put on your table. Itâ€s informative reading, covering everything from one manâ€s quest to buy raw milk to an E. coli alert. Especially good for safety issues and product recalls.


Cupcakes Take The Cake

Youâ€ll get a sugar rush looking at this deliciously offbeat blog, the place for cupcake news, trends, photos, and personalities. Really.

The Best Beauty Blogs


The Beauty Brains

This blog promises that your questions about beauty products and procedures will be anonymously answered by real scientists, who also evaluate dubious manufacturers†claims. (Seriously, an organic depilatory effectively removes hair?)


Beauty Addict: A Little Obsessed with Makeup

A young marketing professional with a thing for makeup writes about lipsticks and lotions, beauty-industry news, and sales and deals.



In the market for a new fragrance? This lively group-written blog offers a wide-ranging catalog of descriptive perfume reviews, news, and links to online sales.


The Best Fashion Blogs


Womens Fashion Expert, Advice, Trends for REAL Women | The Budget Fashionista

Like an in-the-know girlfriend, the Budget Fashionista points readers to on- and off-line deals on clothes and accessories, dispensing fashion advice along the way.


Omiru: Style for All - Real Style for Real People: An Intelligent Take on Fashion Trends

Promising “style for all,†Omiru makes fashion accessible to all readers, regardless of budget, age, or “personal architecture.†The team handpicks noteworthy items and dispenses advice like “What to Wear to a Winter Wedding†and “How to Wear Rain Boots to Work.â€


The Sartorialist

From city streets around the world, a fashion-loving photographer posts stylish looks spotted on real folks, not models. Itâ€s great people watching, and youâ€re bound to steal a look or two.

The Best Health and Fitness Blogs


Diet Blog

Do weight-loss drugs work? When is a salad unhealthy? Why should you train with weights? From a team with backgrounds in fitness and nutrition, Diet Blogâ€s original content and links to other research make it a great source for levelheaded food and fitness advice.


Healthy, happy you. | FitSugar - Fitness, Health & Well-Being.

Fitness buffs will love this slick-looking blog, edited by three San Francisco–based writers, including a Pilates and yoga instructor. The tone is appealingly upbeat, and the ideas on how to freshen up a fitness regimen — from elliptical-trainer tips to jump-rope workout videos — are delivered daily.



The New York Times†health columnist talks with the experts and sifts through the research, then translates the science of health into practical pointers on sleep, sex, diet, kids†well-being, and more.


The Best Parenting and Family Blogs


Cool Mom Picks

Time-pressed parents will appreciate this scouting report on the latest and coolest in everything from kiddie (and mommy) clothes to cribs and cookbooks, with links to the sites that sell them.


Parenting tips that work | Parent Hacks

Real parents offer inventive solutions to the problems of child rearing, with a can-do, collaborative spirit. Recent posts discussed tricks for keeping Lego sets organized and the benefits of using Chinese soupspoons to help toddlers feed themselves.


Working Moms Against Guilt

Four midwestern moms who work in advertising share time-saving tips and recipes, product finds, and personal stories from both the workplace and the home front. The empathetic sensibility makes this a great place to go when things feel a little crazy.

The Best Travel Blogs



The blogger goes right to the source of the problem for answers to readers†travel-related questions, complaints, and conundrums.



Should you take the kids to Hong Kong (or the rodeo or the drag races)? Why not? The curiosity and never-say-die attitude of this travel-loving blogging mom and former Navy officer is infectious, and her ideas for kid-friendly trips — like a Little House on the Prairie journey or a Witches of Salem Halloween tour — are appealing and often surprising.


Intelligent Travel

Venture off the beaten path with National Geographic Traveler staffers, who focus on exotic destinations, ecotourism, and the lesser-known attractions that reveal a destinationâ€s authentic spirit.

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Originally Posted by Alyssa View Post
Katrina - you are so cute!! i read that and was like oh wait = that's me! LOL!!!! hahaha

any tips for what i should blog about next? i am stuck in a rut

i really like these blogs...
The Shape of a Mother

and also see this thread - i love these!

I did a recipe search on BDW a few weeks ago and found your post about the food blogs. I checked out Baking Bites (love it, thanks!) and linked to another blog that was mentioned on there called Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit. It appears the blog is closed but there are a ton of yummy recipes! I made this one: Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit Recipe: Devilâ€s Food Cupcake with Chocolate Buttercream. I made it with vanilla buttercream frosting instead of the chocolate and it was fabulous!!! If you are looking for a great vanilla frosting recipe this one is def worth trying: Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit pear & vanilla bean filled chocolate cupcakes with vanilla bean buttercream

The cupcake blog lady says all cold ingredients should be room temp before baking. Sorry for the semi-hijack! I love the food blogs Alyssa!
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Aside from being addicted to my wedding photographer's blog Stephanie Williams Photography Blog wedding and portrait photography blog ~ I have also become a devout follower of a photographer (Jasmine Star) here in So Cal whose blogs about so much more than wedding photography.


Jasmine is a such a unique soul and so funny, and she writes a lot about life, love, happiness, etc. Not only is she a brilliant photographer, she's a great writer, and as a journalist I always appreciate good, clever writing wink.gif Yes, I have a photographer crush blush2.gif ~ I think FI and I are eventually going to plan some type of life session shoot with her after the wedding. Here's her link, careful you can easily get stuck reading blog after blog ~ Jasmine Star Photography Blog

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